Hello, readers and welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! There were a couple of high level tournaments over the weekend in Standard and Modern, but I felt like browsing through Commander decks is a good idea, to see if we could find something interesting. I think that I found one that needs immediate attention.
Our card for the day is Hateflayer
I'm not sure what a seven mana creature, that has no immediate impact when it hits the battlefield, is doing in the "highest gainers" conversation. Just over the weekend, non foil copies of this card hit its all-time high of $4.15, while the foil copies are also sitting at its peak price of $13.95. I was bothered by this price movement, so I did a little research on where it's seeing play. Based on the Utility Checker, you won't find this card in any high placing Modern, Commander, or Legacy decks. I thought that the internet was broken, so I had to dig a little deeper.
This is what I found:
The list you're staring at is a Multiplayer Commander deck that has Mairsil, the Pretender as its commander. I remember playing a very irritating, griever Commander deck that has Crosis, the Purger as the commander, and most of the players from my play group would eliminate me before they start attacking each other (we always played using house rules, so I was always at the receiving end of conniving punishment). Grixis colors are very strong in the format, and it almost always contains some mini-combo inside it. Hateflayer is a key component of one of the combos inside this deck, along with these other cards:
Since Mairsil has all the activated abilities of the artifact or creature card that it exiled upon entering play, it has the ability to set off a combo that allows it to generate infinite mana, that also involves untapping Hateflayer. If you want a more detailed explanation of how it goes, feel free to check out the comments section of this page.
Right now, you could still get copies of this card via Star City Games for $3.99, and from Card Kingdom for $2.99. You wouldn't find foil copies anywhere, and I'm not sure if it's even a good idea to grab one. This card is absolute bulk in my opinion, and only casual interest is inflating its value. Sell right into the hype, and do it quickly if you have foil copies. Card Kingdom should be paying you a good amount for it, in my opinion.
And that’s it for the Tuesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again tomorrow, as we check out a new card that should be on the move, or for safekeeping. As always, feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below. And if you want to keep up with all the market movement, be sure to check in with the QS Discord Channel for real time market information, and stay ahead of the hottest specs!